Water cooler pic
I just ran into pic of my water cooler I took a while ago, so I'll share with you guys. It's used in labs to cool water and circulate. I suppose I can use this for watercooling, but this proves to be difficult.
It is slightly different from conventional active cooled water coolers. Water cooling simply circulates water and water cooling with peltier cools CPU, then water carrys heat away.
This particular cooler cools water at the unit, then pumps out cold water. The refrigeration capacity is about 280W at 20°C. Lower at lower temp, somewhat higher at higher temp(about 330W at 40°). At no load, it does down to -25°C using anti-freeze. The compressor is manually controlled, so there is no way to limit the cooling power, a typical CPU don't put anywhere near 280W, so the outcome is water freezing up. I can use heater to prevent this, but that's way too much electricity being wasted.
This cooler runs on Freon 12 and powered by 120V compressor drawing about 220W(more than our full size fridge!). The heat is dumped into it's radiator cooled by this really loud fan.
My web machine
Power consumption at the plug while web browsing: 60W
It's very quiet.
Intel D815EEA2 Desktop board
Intel Celeron 1.0A @ 1.0GHz w/ Intel Fan
ATI Xpert98 8MB AGP 2x videocard
Sound Blaster PCI 128 soundcard
WD 40GB ATA100 7200RPM HDD (8.4GB 5400RPM ATA33 circa 1999 Maxtor decommissioned and eBay'd off)
384MB PC100 (3 x 128MB)
40x12x48 BTC CD-RW
300W Enlight PSU
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